Each of my paintings is like a fruit, sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, sometimes rough, sometimes soft, feeding the eyes and the hearts of those who look at them…
Born in Montreal, Canada, Francis Bauçan is a poet of images, music, and words. Self-taught, he left college to dedicate himself to his art. In his twenties, he and Luc Courchesne founded the art regroupement Le Cénacle de l’Étendard, which published poetry books. He authored and published two books, as well as participated in many collective works with other published poets. Between readings of poetry, he recorded an album under an independent label and produced a short film, "Le chat a fait de moi un oiseau" ,with actor Éric Francoeur and cameraman Jean Cotonnec.
Eager for adventure, Bauçan explored the Baffin Island and hitch hiked across Canada. At 24 years old, during his first trip to Europe, his paintings were exhibited at an art gallery in Pont-Aven, Brittany (the town where Gauguin lived). His paintings were exhibited at the Art Expo in New York, Paris, Brussels, Bordeaux, Nantes, Chicago, Texas, Toronto, Calgary, Dinard (France), Nice, Brest, Toulouse, Cologne (Germany), Kyoto (Japan), and Montreal, Canada. One can spot his paintings in multiple T.V. shows and movies, such as Beyond Borders with Angelina Jolie.
Bauçan participated in a group exhibit at the National Library of Quebec, Canada in 1998, a group exhibit at the Museum of L'Artothèque of Montréal, Canada in 1999 and 2009, an exhibit at the National Show of Art Galleries of Quebec, Canada, and many more. In 2001 he won first prize at The Painting Festival of Maschouche, Canada. His work has recently been shown at Shanghai Art Fair 2017, Aqua Miami Art Fair 2017, and Los Angeles Art Show 2018.
To view a full selection of Bauçan's available work, visit our Artsy page